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    Enable or Disable Edge Swipe on Screen in Windows 10

    How to Enable or Disable Screen Edge Swipe in Windows 10
    Published by Category: General Tips
    02 Jan 2022
    Designer Media Ltd



    How to Enable or Disable Screen Edge Swipe in Windows 10


    If your Windows 10 device has a touchscreen, you could swipe in from a screen edge to invoke a system UI below.

    • Swipe in from the right side of your screen to open the action center.
    • Swipe in from the left to view all your open apps in task view.
    • Swipe in from the top to view a full screened app's title bar while tablet mode is on.
    • Swipe in from the bottom to view the taskbar in full-screened apps while tablet mode is on or when the taskbar is auto-hidden.

    This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable users from swiping in from the screen edge to invoke a system UI in Windows 10.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to enable or disable edge swipe.



    Contents

    • Option One: To Enable or Disable Screen Edge Swipe using Group Policy
    • Option Two: To Enable or Disable Screen Edge Swipe using a REG file






    OPTION ONE

    To Enable or Disable Screen Edge Swipe using Group Policy


    The Local Group Policy Editor is only available in the Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, and Education editions.

    All editions can use Option Two below.


    1 Open the Local Group Policy Editor.

    2 In the left pane of Local Group Policy Editor, navigate to the location below. (see screenshot below)

    Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/Windows Components/Edge UI

    Enable or Disable Edge Swipe on Screen in Windows 10-screen_edge_swipes_gpedit-1.png

    3 In the right pane of Edge UI in Local Group Policy Editor, double click/tap on the Allow edge swipe policy to edit it. (see screenshot above)

    4 Do step 5 (enable) or step 6 (disable) below for what you would like to do.


    5 To Enable Screen Edge Swipe

    A) Select (dot) Not Configured or Enabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

    Not Configured is the default setting.


    6 To Disable Screen Edge Swipe

    A) Select (dot) Disabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

    Enable or Disable Edge Swipe on Screen in Windows 10-screen_edge_swipes_gpedit-2.png


    7 When finished, you can close the Local Group Policy Editor if you like.

    8 Restart explorer, sign out and sign in to Windows, or restart the computer to apply.






    OPTION TWO

    To Enable or Disable Screen Edge Swipe using a REG file


    The downloadable .reg files below will add and modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\EdgeUI

    AllowEdgeSwipe DWORD

    (delete) = Enable
    0 = Disable


    1 Do step 2 (enable) or step 3 (disable) below for what you would like to do.


    2 To Enable Screen Edge Swipe

    This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Enable_Screen_Edge_Swipe.reg

    Download


    3 To Disable Screen Edge Swipe

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Disable_Screen_Edge_Swipe.reg

    Download


    4 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    5 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7 Restart explorer, sign out and sign in to Windows, or restart the computer to apply.

    8 If you like, you can now delete the downloaded .reg file.


    That's it,
    Shawn Brink




  1. Posts : 13
    win7
       #1

    Hey, I am using a logitech k400 keyboard with touchpad. I have this plugged in as well as a normal keyboard and mouse. I can't get the edge swipe gesture to stop working, regardless of disabling it in gp or registry. Any suggestions?
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  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 60,465
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #2

    Hello djhnson043, :)

    You might see if the tutorial below may work better for touchpad edge swipes instead.

    Touchpad Edge Swipes - Enable or Disable in Windows 8 Tutorial | Windows 8 Help Forums
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  3. Posts : 13
    win7
       #3

    Thanks, but unfortunately I don't have any of those mouse options on widows 10 with the Microsoft drivers, and adding the disable dword didn't stop it.
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  4. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 60,465
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Hmm, nope I don't see anything in SetPoint settings for your keyboard below either.

    Configuring touchpad gesture settings on the K400 keyboard

    You might look in Settings > Devices > Touchpad to see if there may be an option to turn off edge swipes or touch gestures.
    Last edited by Brink; 04 Mar 2018 at 23:15.
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  5. Posts : 13
    win7
       #5

    Nope. There has to be a way to disable this. I will keep looking, if I ever find out, I will post it here.
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  6. cereberus's Avatar
    Posts : 12,876
    Windows10
       #6

    I am keeping my fingers crossed, but the disabling of Edge Swipe seems to have killed an annoying issue that was stopping me using Edge on my non touchscreen laptop.

    Basically, when I was rapidly scrolling screens in Edge, using my mouse, the current web page would be randomly dismissed, in same way as swiping on a touchscreen. This made Edge pretty unusable, as I was forever dismissing pages. This was a shame as I find Edge much better to use on my laptop in terms of performance and better screen rendering than Chrome.
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  7. Posts : 13
    win7
       #7

    My problem is that when I swipe from left to right on my trackpad it alt+tabs every time. It's pretty horrible.
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  8. Posts : 1
    Windows 10
       #8

    OK. I have the solution for the Logitech K400.

    Mouse Properties > Device Settings > Settings > Multifinger > Three Finger > Disable "Enable Gestures".
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  9. Posts : 13
    win7
       #9

    ihatetoregister said:
    OK. I have the solution for the Logitech K400.

    Mouse Properties > Device Settings > Settings > Multifinger > Three Finger > Disable "Enable Gestures".
    Thanks for registering lol, but I don't have a device settings tab under mouse properties. I tried it with and without logitech setpoint installed. I am not on the latest win 10 build though, maybe it will appear when I update.
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